Quite discreet by nature, especially at the beginning of their intrusion, rats end up leaving subtle traces of their nocturnal theft indoors. Skilled rodents,these pests go through sometimes unusual ways and do not hesitate to create themselves an access to your pantry. In case of nocturnal noises, damage and unpleasant odors in your home or business, here are 7 reliable signs of their presence in order to adopt an effective deratization method, if necessary.
Unpredictable access routes for rodents
An orifice of only about 50 millimeters is enough for a young rat to enter your living or working space. Whether at the level of the eaves, or the floor on the ground floor, nothing resists these rodents because of their teeth that grow all their lives. So they are not afraid to file them on wooden or concrete objects.
Cracks in a wall, pipe leaks, plumbing andsewer problems are assault routes when they detect food in your household. With sexual maturity at most a month and a half, they can quickly proliferate in your home and cause damage to infrastructure and facilities. They can even destabilize the foundations of a building and eventually lead to a collapse of the structure.
1 – A dead rat: an obvious sign
To avoid this, locating them is the priorityemergency. If it is rare to meet them alive because of their nightlife, discovering an inanimate specimen can clearly indicate their intrusion into your premises. In this case, whether you live in Montreal, Longueuil, Laval and approximately, a rapid smoke test will detect the degree of infestation of these parasites in search of heat and food.
2 – Excrement in large proportion
Unlike mice that emit their droppings everywhere, rats tend to reserve a toilet space; which therefore generally creates more pronounced bad odors in a particular place of the business or the invaded home. Their dark, elongated droppings can also be found near food sources, near other garbage and on the way to their nests. Specialists in animal infiltration will carry out a complete inspection of your living environment, furniture and other sensitive places where rodent vermin arranges its hiding places.
4 – A pile of nesting materials
At the turn of an isolated piece of furniture or the door of a little-used cabinet, the discovery of excrement can be accompanied by the observation of stacking of insulating materials, cardboard, packaging intended to accommodate the litters of females who have come to term. This evidence of its passage should be treated with caution because of the diseases conveyed by these undesirables. Transmission of pathogens occurs through contact with their urine, saliva and feces.
Under these conditions, theexpertise of a rat control professional and complete cleaning are recommended.
4 – Scratching noises
As these animals move, they can sometimes scratch surfaces made of wood or sound material that are audible during moments of silence. If by chance you perceive in your bed, dull noises of small quick steps or running on the piping,it is surely the step of one of them on the way to cause some damage to you.
5 – High-pitched screams and restless noises
Sometimes these rats emit small shrill sounds, sounds of fighting, cause falling objects, which can alert you when the rush makes them lose discretion, or you wake up in the middle of the night. It is then time to carry out a smoke test with this company, followed by theextermination of the undesirables. The Delta Smoke Test structure will make sure to detect all access routes, at height and on the ground, or in the exhaust ducts in order to carry out a complete caulking.
6 – Traces of teeth, claws, and gnawing on hard objects
Their need to file their teeth or to spare passages can push them to gnaw everything that falls under their teeth: antenna cables, electrical wires, furniture and door bases… Sometimes this can cause major damage to your equipment. Some fires or floods are related to short circuits, breaks of pipes and pipes caused by their activities.
7 – Fat marks and short rodent hair
A final less obvious sign to identify for a distracted look is that of oily traces along wall bases or other surfaces on the paths taken by these intruders. There may also be hair detached from their coat in your waste after cleaning the floors.
Once the observation of their presence is validated, the company Test de Fumée will use a harmless smoke to detect all the exits practiced.
A complete service against rats and their intrusions
In collaboration with several contractors in Montreal and on both shores, Test de Fumée will make sure to solve any waterproofing and plumbing problems that may be caused by the passage of rodents in your water ducts. Caulking work can permanently protect you from future intrusions.
Delta Smoke Test ensures the execution by experts of all cloggingwork, French drain, repair of cracks in the ground, sewers or piping. The company also ensures compliance with the standards in force. This work is guaranteed for a period of 25 years.